Fallout: New Vegas and The Outer Worlds developer Obsidian is making a new RPG called Avowed, and a new report has given some insight as to what the game might be like.
Windows Central has head from its sources that Avowed has already been through pre-production and is now in a playable alpha state. The reporting website has actually seen the game in its playable state.
Avowed runs on a “similar, albeit enhanced” engine from The Outer Worlds, and it will have “action-oriented first-person combat and deep RPG exploration and narrative systems.” Sources added the game will feature two-handed combat–like Skyrim’s–allowing players to mix weapons or use a combination of magic and swords.
The game is set in the Pillars of Eternity universe, and numerous magic spells from that series will be carried over to Avowed, as reported by Windows Central. Weapons can also be augmented to add magical attachments. Some creatures that can be found in the game includes wyverns and drakes.
“If The Outer Worlds was Obsidian’s take on a Fallout-style game, Avowed is undoubtedly Obsidian’s take on The Elder Scrolls,” the site said.
Avowed may also include destructible environments, with players being able to use spells to set things ablaze, like blocked doorways. This report did not clarify if Avowed is a fully open world title or if it will be more like The Outer Worlds.